A couple of days ago I celebrated another (ahem!!) forty something birthday. As usual I had some wonderful presents, although I had my main one a bit early in the shape of my waspie waist mannequin.
Andy bought me Kirstie's Homemade Home, and Mum and John bought me Winston Churchill's My Early Life, so I will have plenty of bed time reading to do.
Now I am not really one for technology but since Andy and Louis have owned iPhone's I have been coveting one seriously!! To my surprise Andy bought me one, and I have been really addicted to playing Trivial Pursuit, even in bed much to Andy's annoyance!! Louis bought me some lovely perfume and I also had a couple of other bits and pieces from Mum and John. So, all in all I had a wonderful birthday.
I have also been doing a little spending of my own, my brother and his wife gave me some money for my birthday so I bought myself this rather scrummy Comfy quilt. I love it because of the, yes you've guessed it, faded roses fabric!! It also has a plain underside, perfect for Christmas. I have not seen a Comfy quilt in this design before.
I have also recently purchased this lovely gentleman's grooming set dating from 1920. The two brushes are silver and monogrammed with the gents initials and date. Weren't people stylish then? It will probably either be destined for a fair next year or for the website.
Andy treated me to lunch yesterday as the roads were too dicey to venture out on my birthday. We went to a little tea room near Market Bosworth which also houses a number of antique units....to be honest the antique side of it isn't brilliant but I did find this lovely Kilim style cushion cover and a gorgeous pair of 1940's floral curtains in super condition. I can thoroughly recommend a visit to the Whitemoors Tea rooms, they serve the most divine homemade soups.
I almost wish I had somewhere to hang these, they are the most gorgeous old linen. Hope you have all had a great week and no more snow!! Take care.